Sr Director Analyst
5 years at Gartner
23 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA
Roles and Responsibilities
Raj Bala is a Research Director at Gartner focusing on cloud infrastructure, which includes public cloud IaaS providers (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) and distributed systems. Mr. Bala has a combined experience of 19 years in data storage and enterprise content management (ECM) and has most recently been an entrepreneur, where he raised venture capital from top-tier investors wherein he devised an exit through an acquisition. He is also a software developer and has built high-performance APIs along with mobile and web clients.
Raj Bala's Recent Gartner Activity
At EMC, Mr. Bala was responsible for building the ISV partner and developer community for Atmos, an object storage product with a REST API. Vendors under his purview included cloud storage gateways, enterprise file sync and share developers, and enterprise content management platforms. Mr. Bala also helped position these integrated solutions to the network of Atmos-based cloud service providers. He also built API tools, collateral and the client-facing SDK to support the developer community. As a software developer, he has experience building asynchronous network APIs, web applications, and apps for both iOS and Android.
Documentum, Developer Evangelist, 9 years
EMC, Strategic Partner Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group, 4 years
Startups, Co-founder, 5 years
B.S. Business Administration, Thomas Edison State University
Special Student, MIT